The Contribution Of Marquis De Lafayette To Join The American Revolution

Satisfactory Essays
Marquis de Lafayette was born on September 6, 1757 in Chavaniac, France. There he was born into a noble family. His father died in the French and Indian war and his mother and grandmother died in 1770. He quickly gained a large amount of money from inheritance. With this inheritance he joined the army and became married by the time he was 14.

Soon he heard of the Colonists struggle. Therefore in 1777 he decided to come to the United States to join the revolution. In his first battle at Brandywine he was named a major-general. He became injured from a shot in the leg. Washington ordered for special care over his wound. This started a friendship between these two fellows that would last until Washington's death.

In 1778 he was commanded
Get Access